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Volume the Second by Jane Austen

In Her Own Hand

Volume the Second by Jane Austen( )
Author: Austen, Jane
Introduction by: Sutherland, Kathryn
Series title:Jane Austen: in Her Own Hand Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7892-1200-9
Publication Date:Feb 2015
Publisher:Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.99
Book Description:

Facsimile of teen-age Jane Austen's brilliant first manuscript is now available. Forever immortalised as the author of 'Pride and Prejudice', Jane Austen actually produced her first 'book' as a teenager, "Volume the First". Taking its name from the inscription on the cover, this brilliant little collection includes the stories, playlets, verses, and moral fragments she wrote likely from ages twelve to eighteen. The volume was produced for the enjoyment of her family and close...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):18.085 x 21.615 x 2.667 cm
Book Weight:0.767 Kilograms
Author Biography
Austen, Jane (Author)
Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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